GW SafeRide, formerly known as 4Ride, provides a free and safe ride to/from Foggy Bottom Campus residence halls and academic buildings during late-night hours for students, faculty and staff who prefer not to walk alone. This safe ride service operates seven days a week (Sunday - Saturday) from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m.. GW SafeRide operates during the academic year except on designated university holidays. Students seeking transport for "convenience" or who would like to travel outside of the GW campus service area should use local transport services such as Metro, Uber, or Lyft.
During this time of COVID, we wanted to update you about our safety services. You can now request a GW SafeRide for yourself and a friend (or continue to ride solo). Vehicle high-touch points are cleaned throughout the night and we perform a deeper cleaning once the vehicle is out of service. Face masks are required for the duration of the ride for riders and drivers.
How to Request a GW Safe Ride
Students can use the “GW Rider” app to request a GW Safe Ride. Similar to ride-sharing apps, GW Rider allows students to see their driver’s license plate, driver’s ETA and the estimated time of drop off. The GW SafeRide vehicles are also identifiable by GW-branded wrap.
You can reserve a ride in three ways:
Download the “GW Rider” app in the Apple or Google Play stores. Log into the app using GW’s Single Sign On (SSO) and request a ride.
Call (202) 994-RIDE (7433) between 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
During other hours, the GW Guardian app offers an additional layer of security. Free to the GW Community, this personal safety app enables users on and off campus to, among other features, set a Safety Timer and assign a virtual Guardian to monitor your safety late at night or while traveling.